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30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

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30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect quick weeknight meal that is full of flavor, tender chicken and crisp, fresh vegetables. Put this delicious dish over your favorite whole wheat pasta or brown rice. 

One Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables in pot

30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

You can never have enough one pot meals that can be made in under 30 minutes, right?

30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables isn’t your average chicken dinner either. This chicken dinner is boosted by some major flavor from the Italian dressing, honey and balsamic.  

It is a nice balance of savory and sweet. 

I forget how much I love honey and balsamic together. They just meld so nicely together to create a beautiful flavor and a nice glaze for things like chicken.

If you like balsamic with chicken you also have to try this Bruschetta Chicken Orecchiette Pasta dish. 

One Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables in silver pot

This One Pot Chicken Recipe uses chicken breast tenderloins, fresh green beans, matchstick carrots and cherry tomatoes to make a healthy, light dinner that gives you your protein and vegetables all in one pot.

We like to add this dish over brown rice or even your favorite whole wheat pasta.  I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I think you should buy some crusty bread to add to the meal and soak up all of that delicious honey balsamic glaze.

I also really love that this recipe uses Italian dressing because I think it adds a lot of extra flavor and also helps to tenderize the chicken.  

One Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables up close

The sauce is nice and thick and when the chicken simmers in that sauce it comes out nice a soft, not dry like some dishes. If I am strapped for time or don’t have any homemade Italian dressing {I like this one I linked to} on hand I use Newman’s Own Zesty Italian Dressing or any of your favorite Italian dressings.

In this 30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables I used fresh greens beans as the main vegetable but you could try broccoli or asparagus.  

The only thing that will change is the cook time of the vegetable, so keep an eye on that.

One Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables side shot

If you want to make this dish ahead of time to make dinner super easy during the week, you can! I am all about easy dinners like these Healthy Chicken Fingers or these Moroccan Chicken Thighs.

This dish is also great a few days later. The vegetables and chicken really soak up all of the flavors of the honey, balsamic and Italian dressing. 

OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice // Creme De La Crumb: Easy one pan Spanish chicken and rice is made with simple seasoning that come together with zesty, bold flavors in this one pot, 30 minute meal. 

One Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole // A Spicy PerspectiveCreamy comforting One-Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole. This family meal can be made on the stovetop alone, or popped in the oven for a crispy top!

Creamy Parmesan One Pot Chicken and Rice // The Salty Marshmallow: Creamy Parmesan One Pot Chicken and Rice is a creamy chicken and rice recipe made easy!  The best chicken and rice full of juicy chicken and cheese!

One Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables in pot

30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

30 Minute One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect quick weeknight meal that is full of flavor, tender chicken and crisp, fresh vegetables. Put this delicious dish over your favorite whole wheat pasta or brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Newman's Own Zesty Italian Dressing {or do a homemade version of Italian dressing to use}
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes {more of less for spice}
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 lb fresh Green beans, trimmed and chopped in half
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • Serve over brown rice or pasta.

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the Italian salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey and red pepper flakes and set aside. This creates the sauce you will use when cooking. 
  2. In a large skillet heat the 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. If using thicker chicken breasts pound them down to be thinner or butterfly cut them into two. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and then place the chicken in one single layer in the skillet. Cook the chicken for about 7-8 minutes. Rotate chicken and add the green beans to the pan. Continue to cook the chicken until it is cooked through about 7-8 more minutes {chicken should be 165 degrees F}. If you are using thicker chicken breasts the cook time will take longer.
  3. Add half of the sauce mixture {the honey, balsamic mixture} to the skillet and turn the chicken over until they are coated. Remove the chicken and set aside on a large platter leaving the remainder of the sauce in the skillet.
  4. In the same skillet add the matchstick carrots to the green beans and sauté until the green beans crisp but slightly tender {make sure to continue stirring frequently}, about 7-8 minutes. Add the vegetables to the platter with the chicken.
  5. Add the remaining half of the sauce mixture to the same skillet and simmer for 2 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly. Add the chicken and vegetables back to the skillet along with the fresh cherry tomatoes and cook for an additional 1 minute, stirring to coat everything. Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve alongside whole wheat pasta or brown rice.

Notes

Try broccoli or asparagus instead of green beans.

Make sure you have some crusty bread to soak up all of that delicious honey balsamic glaze.

Try adding some fresh herbs to the dish like fresh basil, parsley or thyme.

You can easily add beans to this dish--try white beans or chickpeas. You can add them in when you add the matchstick carrots in.

You can easily sub diced tomatoes in place of fresh tomatoes. 

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